The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to provide information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation. One of our main goals is to inform the public about eating disorders and related issues.
The Mental Health Programs and Services division of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has mandated NEDIC to provide information about issues related to eating disorders, including up-to-date information on what treatment is available.
NEDIC is a program of the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
What we do:
- Develop and disseminate information and resources on eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation.
- Staff a helpline that provides information on treatment or support. Our telephone helpline – 416-340-4156 in Toronto/GTA, or 1-866-NEDIC-20 (1-866-63342-20) across Canada – is staffed from 9 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday (Eastern Standard Time). We return messages as quickly as possible.
- Provide displays on eating disorders at local community events. NEDIC may be available to staff these displays.
- Run prevention and awareness campaigns like Eating Disorder Awareness Week (first full week in February annually) and International No Diet Day (May 6). For more information, see Prevention & Health Promotion.
- Assist communities by helping organizations develop information materials, by providing support and advice, by connecting organizations and individuals working in the area of food and weight preoccupation, and by sharing information and resources.
Run workshops and presentations for schools, community groups and professional bodies on the prevention of disordered eating, promotion of positive body image, and healthy lifestyles.